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Online since 2024-03-05

PhD Student Chemical Technology (m/f/d)

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Deadline
19.04.2024
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Start of work
May 2024
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Working time model
Full time

About us

Colloids and interfaces consist of very small or thin structures with linear dimensions between nanometers and micrometers. On the one hand, the possible structures represent a „world of hidden dimensions“. On the other hand, the dynamics and structures of these small entities determine the behavior of much larger systems such as organisms.

The Department of Biomolecular Systems (Director: Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-CI) in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of

PhD Student Chemical Technology (m/f/d)

Your tasks and qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of Automated Chemical Technologies. The candidate should have a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology or closely related fields, with a strong background organic synthesis and physical chemistry and interests and qualities in:

  • Experimentation and experiment design.
  • Design, construction, and optimization of automated platforms.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in flow chemistry is desirable.
  • Basic programming skills, ideally in Python, is required.
  • Confidence in spoken and written English is a requirement.
  • Ability for both independent and team work
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Language skills in English in speech and writing

What we offer

  • an interesting and varied job in an international working environment
  • remuneration according to TVöD-Bund (65% of pay group 13)


The position will handle the further development of an automated flow platform for reaction studies and optimization in the group Automated Glycan Assembly.

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